Schedule of Activities
Wednesday Evening Open House
7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library
Annual Corporate Meeting
The Annual Corporate Meeting for the First Zen Institute of America
will be held at the Institute offices at 113 East 30th Street, New York, NY
at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 12. All are invited.
Weekend Meditation Retreats
Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on
Sunday. The next meditation retreats are April 7-9, 2017 and May 12-14, 2017.
Download schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat for April 7-9, 2017.
The schedule for April 7-9, 2017 is:
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare
to eat out, since food is not provided, except for popcorn and lemonade with the film. Please plan to arrive at
least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.
- Friday, April 7:
Film Series: 7:30-9:30 PM Ven. Jian Zhen
- Saturday, April 8:
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
6:00-7:00 PM Buddha's Birthday Party
7:00-9:00 PM Zazen
- Sunday, April 9:
4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.
Buddha's Birthday Party, Saturday April 8 at 6:00 PM.
Zazen for members and invited guests
Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.